Tumor-Associated Macrophages with Fluorescent Nanoparticles

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Title: Tumor-Associated Macrophages with Fluorescent Nanoparticles
Description: Researchers at the MIT-Harvard Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) have found that tumor-associated macrophages play key roles in tumor progression and during treatment. The intravital microscope image comes from a live mouse and displays tumor cells (in green from their expression of a fluorescent protein) surrounded by tumor macrophages (in red from a targeted fluorescent 25nm nanoparticle to track their location over time). The blue represents the tumor vasculature.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D.
Date Created: March 1, 2012
Date Added: July 25, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.